Web Tips

Why is a modern website important for small businesses?

A modern website is an essential tool for small businesses in today’s digital age. In this article, we will discuss some of the key reasons why a modern website is important for small businesses. Increased Visibility: A modern website provides small businesses with an online presence that can be accessed by a global audience. This can help to increase visibility and attract more customers to the business. Cost-effective marketing: A website can be a cost-effective way for small businesses to … read more »

Why is WordPress CMS a great web design tool for my business website?

Content management systems (CMS) like WordPress make it easy for businesses to update and manage their own website without needing to understand how to code. Using a CMS like WordPress helps you save time and money and is a very cost-effective and easy-to-use website solution. WordPress is a great tool for building a business website for several reasons: Easy to use: WordPress has a user-friendly interface and is easy to navigate, making it accessible for people with little to no … read more »

How much does a new website cost?

Web design costs can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including the size and complexity of the website, the level of customization required, and the experience and qualifications of the designer or development team. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the costs associated with creating a website and some of the factors that can affect the final price. The cost of a basic website: A basic website typically includes a home page, an about page, … read more »

Why switch your website hosting to Clean Web Colorado?

1. So is this what you primarily do, host websites? * We host most of our clients’ websites and very much enjoy working with our host partners, Liquid Web. All clients have their full, excellent support available when needed. 2. What does it cost? * Contact us to talk about the best and most affordable hosting plan to perfectly suit your needs. 3. How long have you been doing it? * We have provided and managed our own hosting services … read more »

Top Three Ways to Ensure You Get Value Out of Your Website Project

As a company looking to get a new website developed, you may be wondering how to ensure you squeeze as much value out of the project as possible. Even if you already have a site and are just rebuilding it to make it better, there are things to consider with your new site. And if you are a new company just building a site, you want to make sure your investment is well-made. We work with companies both big and … read more »

Is your website mobile friendly?

Did you know that 65% of all digital media time is now spent on mobile devices and smart phones? If your website is not already optimized, it would greatly benefit from a mobile ‘touch up’ so you don’t lose visitors or turn away potential traffic or sales. We develop all new sites with responsive design in mind, right from the beginning, however, older sites that were built before mobile design was so important (or even existed!) should be updated. Clean Web Colorado … read more »

Google Calendar invites using alternate email addresses

Today I had a wonderful client of mine ask if it was possible to receive Google Calendar invitations that were sent to her other email account, such as a forwarder or other email provider. UPDATE * 1.24.23 There are a few ways to share Google Calendar invites using alternate email addresses: Add the alternate email address as a guest: When creating a new event, click on the “Add guests” field and enter the alternate email address. The invite will be … read more »

Google search algorithms now rank mobile-friendliness

Today, Google has activated their mobile-friendly update for their search algorithms. Now, searches executed on smartphones will be affected by a web page’s mobile-friendliness score which could downgrade many popular websites who haven’t taken the time to address the rapidly growing trend. Apparently, searches from tablets will not be impacted by this change. If not before, now is the time to make sure your website is mobile friendly, has good responsive design, and works great across all mobile devices. Contact … read more »

Writing content for your small business website

We have built or worked on hundreds of small business websites over the years and often we find clients struggling to write and collect content for their website pages. Here are some helpful tips to getting started… Be Concise. People tend to scan rather than read every word so don’t waste space with rambling commentary. If eyes gloss over when reading to a friend you’ve overdone it. Be Relevant. Write specifics about your business, industry and market. You know your … read more »

Reach your customers more easily

Want to save time and reach out to more customers? Now you can post to your blog and have it automatically emailed to your customers with reminders and announcements! MailChimp is a great, free service to manage email lists, send campaigns, and track feedback. Simply create a new blog post, select the MailChimp category and the post will automatically (via the magic of RSS) be added to an email template in your MailChimp account. The blasts will then reach out … read more »

Be careful with website builder tools

Be careful using online tools from companies like WebStarts, GoDaddy, etc. I was hired to build a new website for a client’s two businesses. Her previous sites were hosted and built with WebStarts. They were quite rudimentary in design and capabilities. Many ‘drag and drop’ type editors have severe limitations. This is inherent in their design because complex coding is largely unavailable from WYSIWYG (‘what you see is what you get’) editors. So we built a new website utilizing WordPress … read more »